Friday, June 23, 2017

2017 Topps Museum Collection - All the Dodgers Base Cards

The newest Baseball card product out this week is Topps 2017 Museum brand. It is a high-end product that features one autograph or relic card per pack. A box of of four packs will run you about $200. Go here for a complete checklist. Below are all of the Dodger base cards.


#14 Clayton Kershaw             #15 Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 6/23/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

This series against the Mets was ridiculous. The Dodgers set a new franchise record when they collectively hit 15 homers during the four-game set. The last of which scored the game winning run to help the Dodgers sweep the Mets. It was hit by Joc Pederson on the very first pitch of the seventh inning. I think it's safe to say, after a crushing collision in the outfield a month ago, that he is on the mend. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“I think he’s getting there, and the one gauge for me is seeing his plate discipline,” said Dodger manager Dave Roberts. “And over the last 10 games he’s not offering at everything moving forward. So when balls are out of the strike zone he’s doing a good job taking. And he’s getting on base at an incredible rate right now. The next piece is when he gets balls in the strike zone to do what he did tonight.”
Photo above via Juan Ocampo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics by Juan and Jon SooHoo from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rockies Series Starts on Friday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Friday against the Colorado Rockies. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. Here are some important links:

Friday, June 23rd at 7:10 PM
TV: SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020, KMPC 1540

Vintage Jackie Robinson Photos at RMY Auction

Featured here are a couple fantastic vintage photos I came across at a recent RMY Auction that I wanted to pass long. As you can see, they both highlight Jackie Robinson. Above is the multi-faceted athlete on the hardwood floor. (auction link)

The auction house had speculated that it is from 1950 and is related to the filming of the biopic "The Jackie Robinson Story." It sold for a lofty $943.05. A princely sum, no doubt.

The below photo is just as fantastic -- even though it tells a rather sad story if your a Dodger fan. (auction link) It sold for a far more reasonable $78.77.

2017 Topps Series 2 - The Dodgers Insert Cards Part 2

Here is a look at some of the Dodgers' insert cards found in packs of 2017 Topps Series 2. Below are the 1987 Topps throwback, Memorable Moments and Topps Salute cards. Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.

1987 Topps Rookie & All-Star Edition Autographs

#1987A-AT Andrew Toles         #1987A-JDL Jose De Leon

Blog Kiosk: 6/22/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The Dodgers have now won six games in a row and sit atop of the National League West. Their lead is just half a game over the Rockies, but it's nice that all of their efforts are bearing fruit. And it's doubly nice that Yasiel Puig is beginning to contribute once again. He launched a massive home run last night that effectively put the lights out in the Mets clubhouse. It was so big Yasiel could do nothing but admire his masterpiece.  Of course, the whining masses had to complain. Per ESPN:
"I don't think he knows what having respect for the game is," Flores (Mets first baseman) said. "We're playing horrible right now. We don't need his [behavior]. He disrespected us."
To which Puig responded:
"If that's the way he feels, it might be a result of them not playing so well," Puig said.

That was a nice simple little burn -- use Flores' own word to show how stupid this all is.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics from yesterdays game. Below are more links to check out:

  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1936 Reds outfielder Ival Goodman hit a three-run home run at Ebbets Field that lands and stays on top of the Schaefer Beer scoreboard in right field. Rules at the time dictate that it is still considered in play, so Goodman rounded the bases for the easiest inside-the-park home run ever. In 1947 Reds pitcher Ewell Blackwell, after having thrown a no-hitter his last time out, lost out on throwing a second consecutive no-no when Dodgers second baseman Eddie Stanky single with one out in the ninth inning. In 1959 Sandy Koufax struck out 16 Phillies batters to set a new record for strikeouts in a night game. 
  • Happy Birthday, Luis Maza!